The effect of high intensity aerobic exercise training on plasma levels of ghrelin in male rats

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The effect of high intensity aerobic exercise training on plasma levels of ghrelin in male rats

Mokhtar Nasiri Farsani, Maghsoud Peeri, Hassan Matin Homaee, Mohammad Ali Azarbayjani
J. Bio. Env. Sci.3( 12), 269-276, December 2013.
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The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of 8 weeks of high-intensity endurance training on total plasma ghrelin concentrations in male Wistar rats. Seven rats were placed in the experimental group and 5 were placed in the control. Exercise was performed 5 times a week, each session lasting 60 minutes with intensity of 80 85% VO2max. Blood samples were taken 48 hours after the last training session following 12 hours of fasting. The results showed that 8 weeks of high-intensity endurance training significantly increased total plasma ghrelin together with significant reduction in weight. The result of the study confirms the role of ghrelin in energy homeostasis.


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